- to grind or divide into particles or pellets, as coarse-ground meal or prepared dry dog food.
- grains or pellets resulting from a kibbling process.
Origin of kibble1
- an iron bucket used in mines for hoisting ore.
Origin of kibble2
Examples from the Web for kibble
You and Kibble, with your own man, will be able to do all that is necessary.'Phantom Fortune, A Novel
M. E. Braddon
Almost at the same moment the kibble appeared flying upwards.
The chain was so arranged that one kibble was lowered by it while the other was being drawn up.
Mr Kibble had staggered up, with his lower jaw dropped, catching Potterson by the shoulder, and pointing to the half-door.Our Mutual Friend
On the highest point of the ruin is an iron machine like a kibble, which serves as a beacon.Tour in England, Ireland, and France, in the years 1826, 1827, 1828 and 1829.
- British a bucket used in wells or in mining for hoisting
- (tr) to grind into small pieces
- US and Canadian ground meal formed into pellets and used as pet food
Word Origin and History for kibble
"ground-up meat used as dog food, etc.," apparently from the verb meaning "to bruise or grind coarsely," attested from 1790, first in milling, but of unknown origin. The same or an identical word was used in the coal trade in the late 19c. and in mining from the 1670s for "bucket used to haul up ore or waste."